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Changes Pondered For Pittsfield's Demolition Delay Ordinance
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city's ordinance governing delays of demolitions for historically significant buildings is nearly a decade old, and members of the Historical Commission feel it may be time to refine the regulation.   Pittsfield's is the only example of a demolition delay ordinance in the commonwealth that
Two Arrested For Armed Robbery of Pittsfield Gas Station
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Lipton Mart on South Street was robbed Tuesday afternoon.   Police say at 3:50 p.m. the dispatch received a 911 call reporting an armed robbery at 460 South Street and later arrested Lionel Ortiz, 34, of Vincent Thaxter, 37, for the crime. Additional charges may be pending and both suspects are due in
Mount Greylock, Wahconah Receive State Financial Literacy Program Grants
Along with reading, 'riting and 'rithmetic, students at Mount Greylock and Wahconah regional high schools this spring are going to focus on a fourth "r": the real world.   Earlier this month, State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg announced 24 Financial Education Innovation Fund grants to schools around the
Pittsfield Asks Artists To Turn Electrical Boxes Into Art
There are eight electrical boxes that will become artists' canvases.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Art will be "re-energized" this summer throughout the city's downtown as artists will turn electrical boxes into canvases.   The Artscape Committee has picked eight electrical boxes spanning from
Democratic State Convention Caucuses Scheduled
Democrats in towns and cities across the state will be caucusing in the next few weeks to elect delegates and alternates to attend the 2015 Massachusetts Democratic Convention on Saturday, June 4, at the Tsongas Center in Lowell. Convention delegates will vote to endorse statewide candidates. Delegates will be divided equally between men
Letter: Why I Am Voting for Hillary Clinton on March 1
To the Editor: I first met Hillary Clinton in 1992 in Pittsburgh at a Bill Clinton rally during his first presidential campaign. Hillary shook my hand warmly with both of hers and thanked me for attending. For the next 24 years, I watched her campaign for senator from New York, her run for the presidency in 2008, and her service in the
Berkshire County Arc Accepting Applications for 2016 Scholarships
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire County Arc and the Berkshire County Arc Down Syndrome Family Group announce their 2016 scholarship award program. High school seniors pursuing undergraduate education in the field of human services are eligible to apply, and students pursing degree programs including psychology, social work, special
Making the Loop

Let's Go Paperless
I would like to thank City Clerk Linda Tyer for agreeing to print out one less city council packet, as I have officially gone paperless for council meetings - which I hope will be a trend that can be extended throughout city government. The bulky (and often, very bulky) city council packet that councilors use for a reference costs an average
Berkshire Music School Kicks Off 2012 Classes With Open House
January 29, 2011 PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Dozens of youths, many of them under the age of 5, attended an open house at the Berkshire Music School Saturday, as the educational nonprofit enters its 70th year at its 30 Wendell Avenue home. The open house featured a sample class, access to musical instruments, information for parents,
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